After many years of working and planning for retirement, I’ve found it’s not that easy to just say “Today’s the day. I’m going to retire.” I’m a planner, so I’ve been working toward this day for years. But, when is the best time financially to retire? (more…)
Judy holds the position of marketing specialist at National Life Group. As a creative writer, Judy is always willing to tackle any challenge or topic. She has been influential in a variety of key areas that have enabled the organization to deliver innovative marketing approaches. This has led to consumers being able to enjoy the benefits of the solutions we provide. She has also been a major influence in several corporate initiative projects involving the Vermont and Texas campuses.
Judy has worked at National Life for over 40 years, holding various positions. A native Vermonter, Judy and her husband have been married for 38 years and have raised two sons. She enjoys her family, country living, flower and vegetable gardening and home improvement projects.
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Remember The Good Times
They say it’s the most wonderful time of year. I suppose it is, but some don’t feel that way every year. If you don’t feel that way it’s alright. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It’s understandable if you’ve had a hard year and the holidays bring back memories of those rougher times. It’s ok if it brings back memories of happier times that you want again. It’s ok if you just don’t feel it. This past year has been a tough one for a lot of us. (more…)
Don’t Let the Holiday Crazies Put You in the Poor House|5 Holiday Budget Tips
Oh the Holidays. It’s a hard time of year for a budget, when you buy for so many–immediate family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, co-workers, mail man, paperboy, neighbors and the list is endless. It’s easy to spend way over your budget and charge gifts. That is a good way to completely crash the budget. It’s easy, until the payments are due.
Are you looking to be a bit more realistic and spend what you can afford this year? Here are some tips for how to set a budget plan and stick to it. (more…)